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    The Borrowers: The Borrowers Avenged

    The Borrowers: The Borrowers Avenged

    by Mary Norton

    The Clock family searches for a new home while attempting to evade the nasty Platters. When the Clocks find their new home under a window seat in an old rectory, they think they have found safety at last, until the Platters arrive!

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    The Borrowers: The Borrowers Afloat

    The Borrowers: The Borrowers Afloat

    The Borrowers, a family of miniature people, journey down a drain, live briefly in a teakettle, and are swept away in a flood before finding a new home. This book is the sequel to "The Borrowers Afield."

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The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton

Illustrator: Joe Krush and Beth Krush

Series: Borrowers (Book #1)

Interest Level:
3-5

Lexile Framework:
780L

Grade Level Equivalent:
5.9

Guided Reading Level:
S

Age:
8-10

Genre:
Classics, Fantasy

Subject:
Ghosts, Fairies, Magic, Family Life, Survival

About This Book

The Borrowers--the Clock family: Homily, Pod, and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Arrietty, to be precise--are tiny people who live underneath the kitchen floor of an old English country manor. All their minuscule home furnishings, from postage stamp paintings to champagne cork chairs, are "borrowed" from the "human beans" who tromp around loudly above them. All is well until Pod is spotted upstairs by a human boy! Can the Clocks stay nested safely in their beloved hidden home, or will they be forced to flee?

The British author Mary Norton won the Carnegie Medal for "The Borrowers" in 1952, the year it was first published in England. Don't miss the other classics in the Borrowers series: "The Borrowers Afield," "The Borrowers Afloat," "The Borrowers Aloft," and "The Borrowers Avenged."


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